Monday, 24 March 2014

Fashion Fix: Ruffle skirt

photo Amanda Thomas
Inspired by Burberry's Autumn Winter collection from a few years back, the ruffle is a brilliant, feminine and flattering addition to any garment, breaking up harsh lines and adding a bit of romance.

You will need:
  1. 1 metre peplum fabric
  2. 1 metre lining fabric
  3. dressmaking pins
  4. dressmaking scissors
  5. pattern paper
  6. paper scissors
  7. masking tape

How to do it:
  1. Measure from the top of the side seam diagonally across to about 5” from the bottom of the skirt at the other side seam. 
  2. Using pattern paper, cut out a rectangle this length and 6” wide. Slice along even 3cm and fan out onto another picec of pattern paper. Leaving 3cm gaps between each slice.
  3. Draw round and cut out to create the pattern for your frill
  4. Cut out one piece from your choosen fabric and one piece from your lining fabric.
  5. Pin right sides facing and sew around the edge leaving one end open to pull through. Cut off the corners before pulling through
  6. Pull through and press. Sew up the still opened end.
  7. Pin the curved edge along the originally measured straight line.  This will cause the panel to ruffle. Sew in place.

Like my shirt? find out how to transform a big bulky sleeved shirt, into a chic sleeveless summer top, but neatly removing sleeves and binding the edges with a cool, contrasting post coming soon!

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